Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
John F. Acorn
The basic concept of my work is the transformation of material in a sculptural process to form personal metaphors and analogies. The materials used to suggest these analogies through their color and tex-ture are wood and metal. The workability of these materials and their capacity to be physically manipulated evokes an emotional impression that is their resulting expression. The dominant source for conveying the meaning of my sculpture to the observer has been the house forms that have been used as metaphors to represent people and events. Wood and metal have been used as constructive and casting materials in creating the grouping of animal and house forms. This grouping or interaction creates the visual dialogue between the artist and the viewer.
Davis, Claude T., "Use of Metaphors and Materials in a Sculptural Process" (1982). Archived Theses. 155.